about

Artist Veronica Davies is passionate about portraiture, life drawing and imagination. Her paintings capture a moment in time and create an emotional connection with the viewer.

Veronica has exhibited her work throughout the lower mainland British Columbia; in group shows, juried shows and commercial galleries. Recently, Veronica received an Honourable Mention in the South Delta Artist’s Guild Annual Oil and Water Show, was featured on Go West Coast TV, and was selected to paint and exhibit in Pop-Up Town, an initiative to recognize arts in the City of White Rock. She is honoured to have been accepted as a Signature (AFCA) Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and is a Member of the South Surrey White Rock Arts Society. Veronica has demonstrated her approach to portrait painting at Opus Art Supplies and the South Surrey White Rock Art Society, as well as presented at the Semiahmoo Arts Annual General Meeting.

about

Veronica grew up in Summerland, British Columbia and attended Okanagan University College for first year Fine Art, then received a Certificate in Graphic Design at Vancouver Career College. She currently lives in South Surrey and continues her fine art education through workshops and mentorships, with artists including Kristy Gordon, Kerry Dunn, David Goatley, Shana Levenson and David Kassan.

Combining modern themes with traditional techniques, Veronica explores what her subjects like about themselves and expresses it on the canvas with joy.

Artist Statement
Drawing inspiration from old masters and the resurgence of contemporary realism, I work to capture my subjects’ personality and express their own favourite attributes. Even as a child I was fascinated with faces, always paying special attention to bring out the eyes. Working in oil, I use soft and hard edges to create life and form, inviting the viewer to make a personal connection in their interpretation. I enjoy the juxtaposition of abstraction and realism as a way to increase the dynamic emotions of both subject and viewer. It is my greatest joy to represent the beauty of humanity and to breathe life onto a canvas.

Selected Exhibitions:

2017 Success!, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery
Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

2017 Ode to Oils, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery
Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

2017 Postcard Competition, Federation of Canadian Artists
Online Exhibition

2017 Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA Open Show, Old Courthouse Centre for the Arts
Kamloops, BC

2017 Fraser Valley Artists Spring  Show, Second Place Award, Turnbull Gallery
Surrey, BC

2017 Canvas Unbound, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery
Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

2016 Fraser Valley Artists Fall Show, Third Place Award, Surrey Arts Centre
Surrey, BC

2016 Sketch, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery
Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

2016 Concept, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery
Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

2016 Small, Smaller, Smallest, Honourable Mention, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery
Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

2016 Oil and Water, Honourable Mention, South Delta Artists Guild
Tsawwassen, BC

2016 Art! Vancouver, Red Canvas Gallery
Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC

2016 Pop-Up-Town, Gallery to Go Group
White Rock, BC

2016 Postcard Contest, Federation of Canadian Artists
Online Exhibition

2016 Canvas Unbound, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery
Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

2014 June Show, The Fort Langley Studio Gallery
Fort Langley, BC

2014 Celebration of Women and Art, The Fort Langley Studio Gallery
Fort Langley, BC

2014 Oil and Water, South Delta Artists Guild
Tsawwassen, BC

2013 – Present South Surrey White Rock Art Society Semi Annual Shows
South Surrey, BC